Watercolors Exhibition Poster
38 x 20 inches
Published on the occasion of Walton Ford's 2014 exhibition Watercolors, this limited edition poster measures 38 x 20 inches and features Ford's monumental painting Rhyndacus. Derived from an account in Aelian's De Natura Animalium, this ancient Roman miscellany of the natural world briefly mentions an impossibly large, sixty-foot serpent inhabiting Phrygia (present-day Turkey) that was said to magically lure prey into its open maw. Ford has vividly realized the imaginary snake in a strikingly detailed portrait towering nearly 10 feet tall.
About the Artist
Walton Ford was born in Larchmont, New York in 1960, and currently lives and works in New York, NY. His monumental watercolors expand the visual language and narrative scope of traditional natural history painting, meditation on the often violent and bizarre moments at the intersection of human culture and the natural world. Although human figures rarely appear in his paintings, their presence is always implied. Ford’s work is included in a number of private and public collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art. A survey of Ford’s work was organized by the Brooklyn Museum in New York in 2006 and traveled to the San Antonio Museum of Art in Texas and the Norton Museum of Art in Florida in 2007. In 2010-2011, Ford’s midcareer retrospective traveled from the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum Fur Gegenwart in Berlin, to the Albertina in Vienna and to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. Taschen books has issued three editions of his large-format monograph, Pancha Tantra.